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Anal Itching (Overview)

Anal itching is a symptom in which a person has itching at his anus (where his stool/poop comes out). In children, anal itching may be caused by pinworms (little thread-sized worms about half an inch long).


Anal Itching (Overview)

Anal itching is a symptom in which a person has itching at his anus (where his stool/poop comes out). In children, anal itching may be caused by pinworms (little thread-sized worms about half an inch long).


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Treating Scabies (Tip)

Treating Scabies

Scabies causes itching, but treatment of scabies may actually make the itching worse for a while. ...See more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a Dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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What can I do to treat anal itching?

What can I do to treat anal itching?

Get evaluated: Pruritus ani is a difficult problem that can have variable causes including irritation from soaps used, fecal material if there any issue with incontinence, infection as well as more concerning problems including malignancy. If over the counter Hydrocortisone or pramasone are not useful and the condition persists, it's best to get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What treats anal itching?

If an adult: And pin worms is not a consideration, caffeine and excess perspiration are the two main causes. ...Read more

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Treating Hives (Tip)

Treating Hives

Don't take hot showers or baths. They will make the hives and itching worse! ...See more

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How is anal itching treated at home?

How is anal itching treated at home?

Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anal itching that is best and has fewest side effects?

See your doctor: There are multiple different causes for anal itching. I would recommend seeing your doctor so they can evaluate you to determine the cause and prescribe the appropriate treatment based on what they find. ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more